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  • Senate hearing blasts Obama's refusal to share details of drone program

    04/24/2013 5:47:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 16 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | April 24, 2013 | Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic and Republican senators joined a former deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday in urging the Obama administration to make public more information about its top-secret targeted killing program amid questions about the legality and effectiveness of hundreds of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere. "More transparency is needed to maintain the support of the American people and the international community" for drone strikes, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., a key Obama ally and the chairman of the Constitution subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The White House refused to send a witness...
  • Holder Admits It’s Unconstitutional for Gov’t to Kill US Citizen Sitting Peacefully in U.S. in Café

    03/06/2013 5:17:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 6, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. Constitution does not allow the targeted drone killing of a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil who does not pose an imminent threat to life or bodily harm. “Let me be clear. Translate my appropriate to no. I thought I was saying no. Alright? No,” Holder said after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked him six times whether hypothetically it was constitutional for the U.S. to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen sitting in a café in the U.S. who does not pose an immediate...
  • Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live

    05/29/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies ^ | 5/29/12 | Daniel Bates
    Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live and who will die ......Full Title Barack Obama has insisted on personally approving a 'kill list' of Al Qaeda terrorists who should be hunted down and executed, according to reports. The U.S. president requests that his advisers draw up 'baseball cards' with pictures and biographies that he pores over to see who should live and who should die. As part of the bizarre ‘nomination’ process he then retires for personal reflection to work out whether or not to order a drone strike to take...
  • Is Serfdom an Executive Order Away? (Is this E O the start of something?)

    04/07/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT · by BirdFLU · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | Sheldon Richman
    President Obama provided such a step with his March 16 Executive Order—National Defense Resources Preparedness. In it we see in detail how completely the government may control our lives—euphemistically called the “industrial and technological base”—if the president were to declare a national emergency. It is instructive, if tedious, reading.
  • Mark Levin talks about Executive Order National Defense Resources Preparedness (This is atrocious)

    03/20/2012 3:21:31 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    Mark Levin ^ | 3/19/2012 | Mark Levin
    On Monday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about Executive Order, "National Defense Resources Preparedness" that he recently signed. Mark says that he is very troubled at what the Order says and what is inside of it. This can be abused in the wrong hands regardless of the what the circumstances are and gives a lot of power to the President. And if we already know that Obama doesn't respect the Constitution, what will he do now with the capability of having more power?
  • Obama’s Secret War-making for the U.N.

    03/22/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 3/22/12 | Trevor Loudon
    You may not have heard of PSD-10 because it has received no significant coverage from the major media. Yet, President Obama issued “Presidential Study Directive 10” last August 4, 2011, and posted it on the White House website. It amounts to a new and potentially far-reaching exercise of American military power cloaked in humanitarian language and conducted under the auspices of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. Under this new “Obama doctrine,” U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or even terminate individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, which is based on a treaty that has not...
  • Napolitano: Can the President Kill You?

    03/14/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 18 replies ^ | March 14, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe? Can Congress authorize the president to do this? Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to justify presidential killing in a speech at Northwestern University law school. In it, he recognized the requirement of the Fifth Amendment for due process. He argued that the president may substitute the traditionally understood due process -- a public jury trial...
  • Dems Introduce Legislation to Repeal Indefinite Detention of Americans

    03/09/2012 2:32:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 8 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) have unveiled legislation in the Senate and House which would ensure that any individual detained on U.S. soil under the Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) has access to due process and the federal court system. The bill would repeal the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that requires the military to detain on U.S. soil any individuals suspected of terrorism. Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch an effort to protect U.S. citizens from indefinite detention and preserve civil liberties.Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch...

    11/29/2009 2:07:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3,445+ views
    Note: Video included. # November 29, 2009 "4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop 'ambush'" SNIPPET: "LAKEWOOD, Wash. — SNIPPET: "A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, he said. Police are looking for one man and possibly a second person in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m., Troyer said. The suspect is described as an African-American man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans, with a "scruffy" appearance, he said. The man is believed to have fled the coffee shop on foot,...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Abu M. Zarqawi

    06/12/2006 6:00:55 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 54 replies · 1,501+ views
    Huffington Pest via Yahoo ^ | 12 jun 06 | Alan Dershowitz
    As the civilized world justly celebrates the long overdue killing of Abu M Zarqawi, it must recall that his death was brought about by what has come to be known as "targeted assassination" or "targeted killings." This is the same technique that has been repeatedly condemned by the international community when Israel has employed it against terrorists who have murdered innocent Jews. When Israel targeted the two previous heads of Hamas, the British foreign secretary said: "targeted killings of this kind are unlawful and unjustified." The same views expressed at the United Nations and by several European heads of state....
  • CIA Expands Use of Drones in Terror War

    01/29/2006 4:22:24 PM PST · by prophetic · 61 replies · 1,142+ views
    The LA Times ^ | January 29, 2006 | By Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
    CIA Expands Use of Drones in Terror War 'Targeted killing' with missile-firing Predators is a way to hit Al Qaeda in remote areas, officials say. Host nations are not always given notice. WASHINGTON — Despite protests from other countries, the United States is expanding a top-secret effort to kill suspected terrorists with drone-fired missiles as it pursues an increasingly decentralized Al Qaeda, U.S. officials say. The CIA's failed Jan. 13 attempt to assassinate Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri in Pakistan was the latest strike in the "targeted killing" program, a highly classified initiative that officials say has broadened as the...
  • Whacking Saddam

    08/19/2002 5:24:54 AM PDT · by Gopblond · 7 replies · 269+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/19/02 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Wouldn't it be marvelous if some US Special Forces could clandestinely move into Iraq and whack not only Saddam and his body guards, but the prominent heirs of the emerging Baath Party dynasty, his two brutal, power-driven sons, Uday and Qusay? But, alas, self-preservation is paramount to this heinous clan, which is highly mobile and often utilizes body doubles to fend off assassination attempts. This is a bunch that also hides out in bunkers, and covets and invades neighboring lands, a modus operandi somewhat reminiscent of the tyrant Hitler. Saddam heads up a "rogue regime" that, by definition utilizes terrorists...